And the day they announce the Ragbrai route is one. Come to think of it, I don't know of any other days during winter that lend this sort of hope.
On this great frigid day; we start thinking about training rides, beers in Cumming, grinders in Woodward, tents, overnights, pork chops, shammies, whether we know people in these towns, and about exactly how many times Jarid will play Kid Rock in this year's peleton. But perhaps most importantly, we will have ourselves a little reality check about our fitness (or lack thereof).
It is on this day, that many a midwestern Ragbrai-er decides either to:
C). Belch and go back to bed for three months
But at least then we will be riding bikes.